Woman, 29, killed in motorcycle crash on Jefferson

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A woman was killed in a motorcycle crash on West Jefferson Boulevard Friday afternoon.

Police say the crash occurred around 4:05 p.m. near the intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Liberty Mills Road. Traffic initially was backed up but has since clear.

A spokesperson with Fort Wayne Police said they believe the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Jefferson when an SUV attempted to turn southbound onto Liberty Mills from westbound Jefferson when the crash happened.

Authorities pronounced the driver of the motorcycle – later identified as 29-year-old Meagan M. Ballard of Fort Wayne – dead at the scene. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Ballard died of blunt force trauma of the head and her death was ruled an accident.

Police were working to reconstruct the accident to determine the cause of the crash.

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